Trail Run in Coal Creek Park

Rate this Adventure Washington Coal Creek Trailhead

Added by Colin Ayers

Scenic views of Coal Creek Falls and a fairly shaded run. Great views make this 6mile run a lot easier.

This run takes you through Coal Creek park and follows the creek along the trail with minimal elevation gain. This trail can also be accessed from the northern end of the park if that's a more convenient drive. For the lower parking lot, park at the Red Town lot (exit 13 off I-90) and cross the street to get to the trailhead.

As you get moving on this six-mile trail, you’ll soon spot an old coal mine shaft and a small waterfall. If you're feeling good, you can make your run longer by linking the Primrose and Forest Drive Trails.

Once you're ready to rest your legs, head to Megan's Coffee Corner to grab and a bite and that much needed coffee.

Pack List

  • Running shoes
  • Water
  • Snacks
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Fitness, Running

Skill Level:



Year Round

Trail Type:



6 Miles

Elev. Gain:

550 Feet


Dog Friendly

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Added by Colin Ayers

Chemical Engineering Student at the University of Washington

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